Good Karma Petsitting Services

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Steve D.

76 Reviews
33 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Steve's Resident Pets

Cali
Golden Retriever
Female
8 yr 2 mo old
Brandi
Golden Retriever
Female
12 yr 2 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Steve's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Steve

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Welcome to Good Karma Petsitters. We provide petsitting and playdates in a knowledgeable and pet friendly home environment.

In the past we have served as team leader and volunteer coordinator of the Pensacola branch of the Emerald Coast Golden Retriever Rescue.

In this capacity, we were responsible for the assessment, and intake of babies running the gamut from strays and pound pups to owner surrenders.

We fostered dozens of pooches from various situations and many definitely needed more attention than others, which we found ourselves instinctively inclined to provide with help from Karma, our original Golden.

As a result, Karma and our many foster babies trained us to provide basic training, socialization and trust, and the ability to find the best forever home for each individual rescue pup, based on the characteristic of both the fur baby and the adopting family. This included performing home checks, obtaining references from potential adoptees, and considering the full approval of our foster babies.

Although we now no longer volunteer or foster, we work as part-time associates for a holistic pet food company and we work in the pet stores to educate pet parents of the importance of their best friend’s nutrition. One of the perks is meeting and petting new dogs.

Fortunately, this arrangement allows for at least one of us to always be at home to be petting our own dogs, and, of course, our welcomed guests.


Our babies are Golden Retrievers: Cali who is 6 and Brandi who is 10. They are both rescues and both have the sweetest personalities. They help to make new dogs feel welcomed and at home, and they haven't met a dog yet they did not like.

We also have one inside cat, a beautiful Abysinnian named Abby, and 2 outside cats who prefer to cat around. And, of course,we can’t forget about Bun E Carlos, our Dutch bunny who has no idea that he is not a dog.

All of our pack members get along great with each other and most of our sociable guests, so if you have a buddy who enjoys play dates with a variety of animals, we can make that happen.

However, in case of doggie drama, we do indeed have 2 separate fenced yards (over 1/2 acre) and 2 separate screened in porches for guests who may not enjoy fraternizing. So, if you have a dog who needs sitting, but needs to be kept in a separate yard area from other pets, this may be accommodated on a case by case basis.

In addition to many inside areas for lounging, we also have a room for kitties, bunnies, or other small pets who would rather not be bothered with the business of other species.

We also offer the service of bathing your friend to send them home to you fresh and clean and can even arrange a photo shoot with our favorite professional pet photographer.

We never overbook and always take into consideration the eccentricities of each individual guest so that we are able to provide each client with our personal attention.

We currently offer doggy daycare (in addition to overnight boarding)! I’d be happy to keep your pup entertained while you’re away for the day.

Please contact us for a consultation.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Leash Pulling

Steve D.

76 Reviews
33 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 17, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Steve's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Daycare At Steve's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Check-ins
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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76 Reviews
Steve is a wonderful caretaker for our two dogs. They just love playing in his large, fenced yard. I will always use Steve to watch my babies! He really cares about the dogs, and even sends photos while we are away.
Steve is a great choice for when you need someone to watch your fur baby when leaving town. I have never had a stranger watch my dog, as my family is usually able to help, but Steve did a great job sending me pictures and keeping me updated. He even usually able to help, but Steve did a great job sending me pictures and keeping me updated. He even sent Penny home with an extra treat that she had enjoyed while staying with him. As a first time Dog Vacay user I am definitely pleased with my experience.
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I can't tell you how thrilled I am to have been referred to Steve for our golden retriever Piper. She stayed with Steve for six nights when we went on vacation. We got daily texts and email from Steve and I never once worried about her!!! I can on vacation. We got daily texts and email from Steve and I never once worried about her!!! I can tell he truly loves his two Goldens and Piper fit right in there like she had been living there before. We already have her booked again for spring break in a few weeks and I am so so thrilled knowing that her days of sitting in a cage when boarded are over. This is truly the best thing we have ever done for her. I think she misses his Goldens since leaving Tuesday morning!!!!
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